Radware Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings
Fourth Quarter 2018 Results and Financial Highlights
- Record Revenues of $64 Million, up 9% from the fourth quarter of 2017
- Non-GAAP operating income and margin of $9.8Million and 15%, respectively
- Non-GAAP EPS of $0.24 GAAP EPS of $0.16
Full Year 2018 Results and Financial Highlights
- Record Revenues of $234 Million, up 11% from 2017
- Non-GAAP operating income and margin of $22 Million and 9.2%, respectively
- Non-GAAP EPS of $0.55; GAAP EPS of $0.25
- Operating cash flow of $49 million
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.
“We are pleased with our strong results for the fourth quarter, concluding a strong year that exceeded our expectations. Revenue growth, profitability and cash generation have all markedly increased from 2017. We continued to execute our strategy, focusing on datacenter and cloud, and delivered on our goals. Our portfolio is the widest and most advanced it has ever been, reflecting innovative technology leadership and a close alignment to customer needs, especially given our focus on subscriptions and cloud security solutions. We look forward to the opportunities ahead of us in 2019 and beyond.” said Roy Zisapel, Radware President & CEO.
Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2018
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $63.8 million, up 9% from revenues of $58.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2017:
- Revenues in the Americas region were $27.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, down 4% compared to revenues of $28.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
- Revenues in the EMEA region were $23.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, up 53% from revenues of $15.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
- Revenues in the APAC region were $12.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, down 12% from revenues of $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Net profit on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $7.9 million or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2.1 million or $0.05 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $11.4 million or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with non- GAAP net income of $3.9 million or $0.09 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Financial Highlights for the Full Year of 2018
Revenues for the full year of 2018 totaled $234.4 million, up 11% from revenues of $211.4 million for the full year of 2017:
- Revenues in the Americas region were $102.5 million for the full year of 2018, up 5% from revenues of $97.9 in the full year of 2017.
- Revenues in the EMEA region were $75.8 million for the full year of 2018, up 34% from revenues of $56.6 in the full year of 2017.
- Revenues in the APAC region were $56.2 million for the full year of 2018, down 1% from revenues of $56.9 in the full year of 2017.
Net profit on a GAAP basis for the full year of 2018 was $11.7 million or $0.25 per share, compared with net loss of ($7.5) million or ($0.17) per diluted share for the full year of 2017.
Non-GAAP net income for the full year of 2017 was $26.0 million or $0.55 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $7.6 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the full year of 2017.
Non-GAAP results are calculated excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, exchange rate differences, net on balance sheet items included in financial income, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition costs and litigation costs. A reconciliation of each of the company’s non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measured is included at the end of this press release.
As of December 31, 2018, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term bank deposits and marketable securities of $401.1 million, up from $382.2 million as of the end of September 30, 2018 and $344.3 million as of December 31st, 2017. Cash generated from operations in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $25.7 million. Cash generated from operations in the full year of 2018 totaled $49.3 million. Cash used for share repurchase in the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 totaled $4.3 million.
Radware management will host a call on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:30 am ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2018 results and the company’s outlook for the first quarter of 2019.
- Participants in the US call: Toll Free 833-241-4257
- Participants Internationally call: +1-647-689-4208
- Conference ID: 4794777
A replay will be available for 2 days, starting 2 hours after the end of the call, on telephone number +1-416-621-4642 or (US toll-free) 800-585-8367.
A live webcast of the conference call can also be heard by accessing the Company's website at: http://www.radware.com/IR/. The webcast will remain available for replay during the next 12 months.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Radware uses non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating income, financial income, net income and earnings per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude stock-based compensation expenses, in accordance with ASC No. 718, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition costs, litigation costs and exchange rate differences, net on balance sheet items included in finance income. Such exchange rate differences may vary from period to period due to changes in exchange rates driven by general market conditions or other circumstances outside of the normal course of Radware's operations. Management believes that exclusion of these charges allows comparisons of operating results that are consistent across past, present and future periods. Furthermore, Radware uses a measure called “total deferred revenues” which is defined as the sum of short and long term deferred revenues on the balance sheet and uncollected billed amounts that were offset against trade receivables, and are not presented on the balance sheet. Radware’s management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors for the purpose of understanding and assessing Radware’s ongoing operations. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release, to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, is included with the financial information contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and, as such, has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.
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